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Opportunity: GenBank Biologist w/NCBI @ Computercraft--Bethesda, MD (US)
Submitted by Computercraft Corporation; posted on Friday, May 07, 2010
BACKGROUND:
Itís 2 am. You type the name of your favorite gene into Genbank and are rewarded with information sequence, references, related genes. You are intrigued by the countless possibilities for new experiments, but part of you longs for a different career away from the bench and 2 am dates with your computer.

If you see yourself in this scenario, consider experiencing life on the other side of a Genbank query. Computercraft is seeking new additions to its team of creative and dedicated scientists who have supported GenBank since 1991. Molecular biologists who are just completing a post-doc are especially encouraged to apply.

As a Genbank biologist you would work together with professionals at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Your responsibilities would include: creating complete and accurate Genbank records from the sequence data and annotation submitted by individual investigators and large-scale sequencing projects and helping to administer and maintain GenBank.

REQUIREMENTS:
- A Ph.D. in molecular biology or a related field
- Extensive laboratory experience in molecular biology
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- An aptitude for DNA sequence analysis (experience with DNA sequence analysis software is a plus)
- The ability to work as part of a team
- A strong desire to support public scientific databases such as Genbank
- A detail-oriented outlook coupled with a love for puzzle and problem solving

SALARY & COMPENSATION:
Computercraft offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including PPO health insurance with 100% company paid premiums, 401K program with matching, paid time off and holiday pay, life insurance, flexible spending and disability coverage. We offer an excellent work life balance with a standard 40 hour work week and the chance to work alongside accomplished scientists at NIH/NCBI.

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this position or learn about other Computercraft job opportunities, please visit the Careers section of our website: http://www.computercraft-usa.com/.

Computercraft is an equal opportunity employer.

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